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2014 JASSC Trip Through Tohoku

  • Monday, September 08, 2014
  • Sunday, September 14, 2014
  • Tohoku, Japan

2014 JASSC Trip Through Tohoku

 - A 7-day tour of Northern and Northeastern Japan -

Promoting Friendship and Goodwill among the People of Tohoku and California

Trip Through Tohoku: September 8 – September 14, 2014

Optional: The 9th International Symposium of America-Japan Societies in Sapporo, Hokkaido, will be presented by America-Japan Society of Hokkaido from September 5-7, 2014. Details

After the Symposium, JASSC is offering a 7 day tour through Tohoku to visit the people and places where the 2011 Japan Relief Fund have supported relief and recovery efforts.


Tour includes –

  1. 7-night accommodations, including one night in a traditional Japanese inn and three nights at the Imperial Hotel Tokyo (6 nights for those attending the conference in Sapporo*)
  2. Breakfast daily (7) (6 for those attending the conference in Sapporo*)
  3. Lunches in Ofunato and Ishinomaki
  4. Traditional Japanese dinner in Ofunato
  5. Visit to Hiraizumi, Tohoku’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site
  6. Ofunato elementary and junior high school music performances
  7. Visit to Rikuzentakata’s “Tree of Hope”
  8. Meetings and discussions with tsunami survivors
  9. Expert, bilingual guides from JAS partnering disaster recovery organizations at main visits (Ofunato, Sendai/Ishinomaki and Fukushima)
  10. English speaking guide and motor coach for 4 days (Sept. 8-11)
  11. East Japan Railway Company (JR East) arrangements from Sendai to Hanamaki, Ichinoseki to Sendai, Sendai to Fukushima and Fukushima to Tokyo (not JR pass)
  12. “JAS Friendship Reception” at Imperial Hotel Tokyo
  13. Takkyubin/luggage service from Sendai to Tokyo
  14. Airport limousine transfer from Imperial Hotel to Narita
* In lieu of an overnight stay and breakfast in Sendai on September 7th, tour participants attending the conference in Sapporo will take Japan Airlines flight#2833 from Sapporo to Hanamaki Airport on September 8th.

Download Trip Details, Itinerary and Application Form

Download Flyer

Please send completed application and non-refundable deposit of $200 per person to JASSC.

Final payment is due on July 7, 2014.

Please contact JAS office for more information at 310-965-9050, ext. 104 or email amano@jas-socal.org

Support for the JAS Trip Through Tohoku

generously provided by

Yamato Travel Bureau®

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